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Meet the team
Learn more about our therapists and their clinical interests, and get to know our wonderful support team.
Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist
Liza’s interests lie in Sports, Exercise & Musculoskeletal medicine, particularly with lower limb injury in the recreational athlete. After graduating from University of Queensland in 1993, Liza spent two years working in outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy & in the field of Sports Physiotherapy prior to completing a postgraduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy, at Curtin University, in Perth. Liza then worked for two years in a Manipulative Physiotherapy private practice while completing her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy, focusing on hamstring pain. During this time, Liza was working with Club & State Representative Rugby Union teams & Australian Division II Schoolboys Rugby Union.
Upon return to Queensland, she has then had further experience as a private locum before establishing this practice in 1999. She has worked with Qld Schoolboys Rugby, Qld Suburban Representative Rugby Union, the Qld Rugby Union Referees Association, Club Rugby Union, Junior Rugby Union, & Tertiary Rugby League, as well as lecturing for Sports Medicine Australia. Liza has also worked as a Clinical Supervisor at University of Queensland in the Masters of Sports Physiotherapy programme. Liza works with the Medicals Rugby Union Club. Liza has a specific interest in sports injuries & their prevention. She has always had an interest in postures & movement patterns & is currently combining this interest with her new hobbies of photography & renovation.
Liza has a specific interest in sports injuries & their prevention. Liza is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Physiotherapy Australia, Physiotherapy Business Australia, Sports Medicine Australia and the Australian College of Physiotherapists.
Liza enjoys the challenge of treating tendon pathology and helping patients avoid if possible or delay, total knee replacements, knee arthroscopes and total hip replacements.
In 2011, Liza experimented with minimalist running training & completed the Brisbane Half Marathon, the Toowoomba Ridge to Ridge Half Marathon & her first full Marathon in Toowoomba after just 12 weeks training. Liza ran the Twilight Half & Brisbane Running Festival half in 2014 with the added challenge of pushing Xavier in the running pram. August 2014, Liza & Xavier (Pram running) completed the Sunshine Coast Marathon in about four & a quarter hours.
Liza achieved acceptance as a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP) in 2009 with the graduation ceremony in October 2011. Liza was appointed by the Australian College of Physiotherapists as a Facilitator to assist candidates through the two year Sports and Exercise Specialisation process, as one of only two inaugural Sports and Exercise Specialisation Facilitators in Australia, for the first training programme. In 2015, Liza was appointed by the Australian College of Physiotherapists as Facilitator for another cohort of candidates undertaking the specialisation process.
Liza is one of only eleven Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists in Queensland and only about 45 Australia wide.
- B.Phty. University of Queensland. 1993.
- PGDip Sports Phty. Curtin University. 1996.
- Masters Sports Phty. Curtin University. 1998.
- APA Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. 1999.
- Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist – Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. 2009.
Anthony graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons). Since graduating, Anthony has worked in the public health sector at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with numerous different patient populations. He has spent time working with Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries. He currently works as a Senior Physiotherapist in the Emergency Department at the Gold Coast Hospital.
Throughout university Anthony worked as a student physiotherapist with Brisbane State High School Rugby Union teams and volunteered to work as a student physiotherapist with the Queensland Reds Women’s and Youth Rugby teams. Currently Anthony enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions including low back and neck pain as well as lower limb injuries.
Outside of work, Anthony keeps fit by playing Australian Rules Football with the Redcliffe Tigers. He also enjoys snowboarding around the world, including Japan.
Lachlan graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry in 2014. Since then he has continued to increase his scope of knowledge with courses in mobilisation, running retraining and has even had the opportunity to sit in on the Pacific Island Orthopaedic Association (PIOA) lecture series in Samoa, allowing him to combine his passion for other countries and cultures with a further enhancement of his foot and ankle knowledge. Lachlan is a current member of APodA and AAPSM.
Lachlan has had extensive experience with general foot care, nail surgeries, diabetic, paediatric and biomechanical patients. He takes pride in the precision of his general foot-care work and enjoys the challenges that come with a variety of foot issues.
When he isn’t at Paddington Physiotherapy and Podiatry, is studying a postgraduate diploma of psychology part-time.
Ruby is currently a full-time student at the University of Queensland (UQ), studying Health, Sport and Physical Education (Hons). She is hoping to major in Secondary Science Education (Biology and Chemistry) and PE.
Outside of work, Ruby enjoys playing sport, especially water polo and sharing her knowledge of the sport, by coaching at All Hallows’ School. She recently played in the UQ Med water polo team against Griffith Med, in which UQ won the competition! She also loves to travel, and is excited about upcoming trips.
Lucy is currently a full-time student at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) studying a Bachelor of Creative Industries and majoring in Interactive and Visual Design and Interior Design. She is enjoying her course and is hoping to travel to Europe on exchange next year.
Lucy is loving the experience that she is gaining as a receptionist and in her spare time she enjoys playing sport as well as drawing and painting.
Customer Liaison Officer
Xavier Devlin joined the team at Paddington Physiotherapy & Podiatry in early 2013. He has had a busy time greeting patients in his role as Customer Liaison Officer and Inventor.
Xavier has started school but in his spare time, Xavier enjoys his running, having competed in two City2South runs, Brisbane Running Festival 10km & half, Twilight Bay Run, Variety Club Santa Run, & the Twilight Half Marathon & the Sunshine Coast Marathon. This year he plans to ride his bike while Liza is running. Xavier is also a regular at Swimming training and Swim meets. Xavier has joined GPS Rugby and is doing some running training.
Walk-Leader & Mobile Marketing Manager
Kitty or Kathrine Regina as she was more formally known, was part of the team here from March 2006 to March 2015. Kitty was our walk-leader, fitness assistant, mobile marketing manager & mascot for Med Rugby, being one of the few dogs allowed into Ballymore.
Kitty completed 8km of the Brisbane 1/2 Marathon, 11km of the Toowoomba Ridge to Ridge Half Marathon & 16km of the Toowoomba Marathon, & various runs with the Brisbane Road Runners, which were great efforts for such short legs. We will miss her greatly.